Vietnam and Thailand to share information on rice situation

Vietnam and Thailand to share information on rice situation

Chiang Mai : Thailand | Sep 16, 2011 at 8:12 PM PDT
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Vietnam, the world's second-biggest rice exporter, has said it needs help to safeguard this key food supply

On 16 / 9, officials and experts from Vietnam with Thai officials met in Chiang Mai for sharing the latest information on the production and export of rice in each country as well as prices paid the international market.

The two sides also discussed prospects for cooperation in the matter of rice fields in content joint program aims to establish the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. At the meeting, the representative of the Vietnam Food Association (Vinafood) and the Association of Thai rice exporters have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in information exchange in relevant fields.

Annual meeting between the two parties takes place when the new government in Thailand is expected to return policy applies to purchase grain from farmers in countries with high prices.

Thailand and Vietnam are two rice exporter in the world, controlling about 50% of the total rice traded on international markets. Thailand plans to export about 10 million tons of rice this year, but this number could be reduced to 8

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Bangladeshi farmers harvest rice in a field
Bangladeshi farmers harvest rice in a field
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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